There are a number of legal issues that should be kept in consideration when running a business or embarking on a new business-related opportunity. The Legal Considerations portal on Bright Hub’s Entrepreneurship Channel is filled with advice, tips, and strategies related to how you can legally protect your business and business ideas as well as how you can make sure you don’t stumble into any problems that could expose your business to adverse legal action. The topic of intellectual property is highly debated in many circles, so we include full details on the definition of intellectual property rights in addition to explaining what options you have available to protect your legal ownership of such property. In addition, we offer guides and advice as to what is the best legal structure for your business and how to file the paperwork to solidify that structure. We also cover such topics as antitrust and how it relates to small businesses, things to consider before signing a business agreement, and much more.
Understanding payroll expenses and legalities can save you time, money and even criminal charges. When you have a business with employees, you have to always make sure you pay the required taxes, expenses and stay current on the legal requirements. This guide contains multiple articles on payroll.
Business partnerships are lost in the world of letters. There are S and C Corporations and even LLCs. How well do you know the ins and outs of partnerships and the entity structures they must follow? Test your knowledge with this quick 15 question quiz!
If you don’t obtain business insurance, you may find yourself in a world of trouble. Sometimes your business lease will contain language requiring a particular kind of insurance. Learn what you need to have in place, what the different forms of insurance do, and what you should never overlook!
This guide is to help you decide whether to choose to set up your business as a corporation, limited liability or other. Learn about the different methods of taxation, converting from one entity to another, and dissolving a business entity.
Have you kicked around an idea for a new venture and wondered what it would take to get the business up and running? Take this quiz to see if you understand the basic legal considerations.
Intellectual property is a hot buzz word right now, especially for Internet content. So - how well do you know your stuff? Take this quick quiz and find out your IP IQ.
Reading Paula Deen’s life story might have you wondering if you can start a food business from home. What propelled Ms. Deen from near poverty in 1989 to national stardom in 2002 is a Cinderella story, but imitating it might land you in hot legal water. Or will it?
If you’re buying an existing business and have some intellectual property (IP) that comes with the purchase, how do you determine if the IP is transferrable? What if the IP is a license about to expire if you don’t spend money to keep it? Learn how to protect your investment here.
Want to know the secret to a successful business? One of the keys to a successful business is the safety and health of its employees. OSHA requirements assure the safety and health of America’s workers by setting standards for large and small business owners to follow.
What is intellectual property and how does one go about valuing it? If you want to buy or sell an existing business, intangible assets such as the company’s name, logo and even telephone number do have value to the new owner and if you sell these types of property, you should get your money’s worth.